Dickson’s Holy Therapeutics shows how to apply God’s covenants to our life in order to grow in assurance and resist temptation. It contains Dickson’s fullest contribution to covenant theology: his articulation of the Covenant of Redemption, of which he was one of the first systematic expositors for.
Dickson’s work has long been neglected due to there being no easy way to peruse it. Here is an Introduction to this long work and a Table of Contents with links to make it accessible to all.
From the Introduction:
"Often the small and weak faith of a person trusting Christ to save them from this world is shaken, rattled, and even sometimes, is overshadowed. David Dickson (1583-1663), the eminent Scottish preacher, professor and theologian, in Sacred Therapeutics (which title means: holy or spiritual medicinal therapies) writes to apply the balm of the certainty of God’s covenants to the tender consciences of troubled saints. We all have fears and doubts, but the saint is to remember that God ‘has made with me an everlasting covenant ordered in all things, and sure: for this is all my salvation and all my desire.’ (2 Sam. 23:5)"